Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts review



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Band: Fit For An Autopsy
Album: The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
Release date: October 2019


01. The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
02. No Man Is Without Fear
03. Shepherd
04. Your Pain Is Mine
05. Mirrors
06. Unloved
07. Mourn
08. Warfare
09. Birds Of Prey
10. Napalm Dreams


In my review of Shadow Of Intent's Melancholy, I called myself a hypocrite for complaining that the most popular deathcore release of the year was a cheesy symphonic one, while it also being the only one that I review. So fuck it, I'm reviewing another one. And you know what, I like it more than Melancholy.

Despite it not being a secret that deathcore is far from my favorite genre, I have grown fonder of it lately, and have quite some appreciation for it being in a much better position than I predicted when I first came in contact with it and thought it would be a passing fad. And while I don't pay much attention to newer deathcore bands or deep cuts, it feels like some of the biggest deathcore acts are just now coming out with their best material. Fit For An Autopsy is one of those. And I didn't choose them just because for this year Whitechapel and Thy Art Is Murder were already reviewed, but also because The Sea Of Tragic Beasts gets better with every listen.

It is certainly an album that feels very distinct from the sound of deathcore in the past decade. There are still some artifacts of that sound (some occasional high pitch "squeeling" vocals and some guitar work), but for the most part The Sea Of Tragic Beasts builds upon the cleaner and more atmospheric sound that The Great Collapse had refined, but moving forward from it just slightly into a sound that warrants comparison to a band like Gojira. It's no surprise that everything from the artwork to the logo font seems so distinct from that MySpace style, as the music moved forward too. Packaging matters. I probably would've liked it even if it wasn't for the great cover art, but I doubt I would've taken it as seriously.

And A Sea Of Tragic Beasts is an album that deserves to be taken seriously, managing to create a sound that blends some of the core elements of deathcore with a much more atmospheric sound that, despite not being as heavy as deathcore is known to be, fosters its own heaviness and depth that goes beyond "Damn, this is heavy". From fast mosh-pit-worthy moments, to atmospheric Gojira-like moments, to colossally heavy breakdowns to threateningly slow clean moments, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts has a great dynamism in sound, that extends from the vocals to the other instruments. The vocals especially feel consistently good in their range and especially in their integration of cleans in a way that doesn't feel cheesy, dramatic or commercial that it sometimes can feel like in core music.

Technical, but not too much for its own good, a great deal of atmosphere and mood, well integrated cleans and an overall great dynamic sound. Quite a far cry from what I remember deathcore being in 2011.



 



Written on 05.12.2019 by My opinion is objective, sorry if you don't agree, but you're wrong.


Comments

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05.12.2019 - 17:56
Coconut Racecar
Fit For An Autopsy isn't quite a typical deathcore band so, it's probably easier to digest for people with an aversion to the genre.

I personally didn't get the same feeling from this one that I did their last, but it's still a solid effort. "Black Mammoth" is gonna be a hard song to top though.
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05.12.2019 - 18:15
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Coconut Racecar on 05.12.2019 at 17:56

Fit For An Autopsy isn't quite a typical deathcore band so, it's probably easier to digest for people with an aversion to the genre.

Might explain why i like it so much
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05.12.2019 - 21:38
Troy Killjoy
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I've held off on listening to them for the longest time because I've been mistaking them for Annotations of an Autopsy, whose sound I absolutely hate.

Will keep this in mind for the near future though. I've been making a decent dent in my list.
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05.12.2019 - 21:50
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.12.2019 at 21:38

I've held off on listening to them for the longest time because I've been mistaking them for Annotations Of An Autopsy, whose sound I absolutely hate.

You're not the only one
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06.12.2019 - 07:45
If anything I feel like FFAA could be one of the bands that can completely destigmatize the deathcore genre if they get the chance, along side a couple other bands that released primo shit this year.
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